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The Impact of Paid Family Leave on Employers: Evidence from New York
National Bureau of Economic Research [NBER]; purchase required for full document Link to more items from this source
Apr. 12, 2021

"[The authors match] each NY firm to a comparable PA firm and use difference-in-difference models to analyze within-match-pair changes in outcomes.... PFL leads to an improvement in employers' rating of their ease of handling long employee absences, concentrated in the first policy year and among firms with 50-99 employees. [Data shows] an increase in employee leave-taking in the second policy year, driven by smaller firms."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

New Mexico: Private Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees Beginning in 2022
Jackson Lewis P.C. Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 12, 2021

"[S]mall employers are not exempted from the HWA.... Employees will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a total of 64 hours a year."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Virginia Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law for Home Health Workers
Littler Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 9, 2021

"The new law requires all employers that employ a 'home health worker' to provide such employees with paid sick leave.... [P]aid sick leave begins to accrue when employment begins, at a rate of at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

New Wisconsin Law Regulates PBM and Other Stakeholders Involved in Drug Pricing
Quarles & Brady LLP Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 8, 2021

"The Act requires a PBM to obtain a license from OCI under the licensure framework that currently applies to employee benefit plan administrators ... The Act specifies that a PBM must submit an annual report to OCI that contains the aggregate rebate amount that the PBM received from all pharmaceutical manufacturers but retained and did not pass through to health benefit plan sponsors and the percentage of the aggregate rebate amount that is retained rebates."

Tags: Local Regulation  •  Prescription Drug Costs

Philadelphia Extends Paid COVID-19 Leave for Workers
Morgan Lewis Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 8, 2021

"Under the new ordinance, which will remain in effect for the duration of the pandemic, covered employers must immediately provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to qualifying employees for certain COVID-19-related reasons."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

San Francisco Postpones HCSO Reporting Deadline
Lockton Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 8, 2021

"San Francisco has postponed its Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) annual reporting obligation for the 2020 calendar year from the end of this month to at least Oct. 31, 2021.... In 2020, the city eliminated outright the reporting obligation for the 2019 calendar year, and is considering doing the same this year, for 2020 calendar year reports."

Tags: Health Plan Administration  •  Local Regulation

Is Paid Sick Leave Here to Stay?
Ice Miller LLP Link to more items from this source
Apr. 7, 2021

"Though there is no sign of any permanent federal mandate to provide paid sick leave, more than one dozen states now require some form of paid leave from employers operating within their borders, a trend that shows no signs of slowing."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

New York's COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Law
EPIC Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 7, 2021

"The new law applies to all employers, regardless of size, with New York employees.... The new FAQs clarify several questions about the law but do not offer complete guidance about its implementation.... More guidance is needed on the particulars of notice and proof of vaccination."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Philadelphia Enacts 2021 Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance
Littler Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 7, 2021

"Compared to the 2020 PHEL ordinance, the new law significantly changes the amount of paid leave available to some individuals, expands the covered uses for leave, and excludes certain small employers. The new ordinance will remain in effect until expiration of the statewide public health emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Editor's Pick California Renews Employee Entitlements to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID-Related Reasons
Dentons Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 7, 2021

"The latest requirements ... became effective March 29, 2021 and apply retroactively to January 1, 2021. [The authors] identify important features of the renewed measures for 2021 and compare them to the entitlements of 2020 [in a chart]."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

District Court Permanently Enjoins Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Seyfarth Shaw LLP Link to more items from this source
Apr. 7, 2021

"On March 31, 2021, a federal district court granted a permanent injunction against the Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance ... Only an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals or an unlikely ruling from the Texas Supreme Court would change the ordinance's defeat." [ESI/Employee Solutions, L.P. v. City of Dallas, No. 19-570 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2021)]

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Answers
Foley & Lardner LLP Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 6, 2021

"As employers build out their [Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)] compliance programs and receive employees' PFML applications, many new questions and scenarios continue to arise. This blog post sheds light on some of these practical issues, including insight from the [Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave] itself."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Returns to Philadelphia
Ogletree Deakins Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 5, 2021

"Unlike the prior iteration of the law that sunset on December 31, 2020, this law will stay in effect 'for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.' ... The law applies to both union and nonunion private-sector employees of employers with 50 or more employees."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Massachusetts Governor Vetoes and Recommends Amendments to COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Bill
Seyfarth Shaw LLP Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 5, 2021

"[T]he Governor exercised his line-item veto power to send the section of the bill mandating COVID-19 emergency sick leave back to the Legislature ... Governor Baker ... has recommended several revisions to the bill, including varying the compensation rate for different types of emergency sick leave and the establishment of a flat tax credit per employee."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Federal Court Strikes Down Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Littler Link to more items from this source
Apr. 5, 2021

"The federal decision follows similar rulings by the Texas state courts that enjoined the paid sick leave benefit ordinances from taking effect in Austin and San Antonio. The basis for all these decisions has been the same[:] ... the city exceeded its authority because its ordinance violates the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and is therefore, unconstitutional." [ESI/Employee Solutions, L.P. v. City of Dallas, No. 19-570 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2021)]

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Philadelphia Implements COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Mandate
Jackson Lewis P.C. Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 2, 2021

"The amended [Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL)] ordinance ... expands existing paid sick leave requirements by mandating Philadelphia businesses with at least 50 employees provide additional paid time off to employees who have worked for the business at least 90 days."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FFCRA  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Revised Pubic Health Emergency Leave Law Goes Into Effect in Philadelphia
Ballard Spahr Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Apr. 2, 2021

"[T]he City of Philadelphia adopted a new version of Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL), mandating up to 80 hours of paid leave benefits in 2021 for employers with 50 or more employees. The law went into effect on ... March 29, 2021."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

Kentucky Legislators Override Veto of Bill Revising Retirement Plan for Future Teachers
WDRB Link to more items from this source
Mar. 31, 2021

"The House and Senate, both with GOP supermajorities, voted to override [Gov. Andy Beshear's] veto of House Bill 258, which would create a 'hybrid' pension tier blending defined benefit and contribution components for new Kentucky teachers hired starting in 2022."

Tags: Local Regulation  •  Retirement Plan Design  •  State and Local Government Plans

New York DOL Releases Paid Leave Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Fisher Phillips Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 30, 2021

"Employees are entitled to up to four hours paid leave per injection.... The law does not apply retroactively.... Paid leave may only be used for employee vaccination.... Employers can require employees provide notice before taking paid leave ... [and] can require proof of vaccination."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

San Francisco Delays HCSO 2020 Reporting Requirement
ABD Insurance & Financial Services Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 30, 2021

"The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has released a notice postponing the required ... annual report for a minimum of six months, to at least October 31, 2021.... [Proposed legislation] would waive the requirement to report ... for calendar year 2020 only."

Tags: Health Plan Administration  •  Local Regulation

California Enacts New COVID-19 Paid Supplemental Sick Leave Requirement
Vorys Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 30, 2021

"Full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours of paid leave.... Part-time employees are entitled to a pro-rata paid sick leave benefit.... Employers must conspicuously display the required poster ... [and] must include the amount of available supplemental paid sick leave on employees' itemized wage statements or in a separate writing."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

California Retroactively Expands Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
Epstein Becker Green Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 30, 2021

"[C]overed employees who took qualifying leave between January 1 and March 28 may request retroactive payment for leave taken during that period."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

New York State Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Leave Law
Proskauer Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 29, 2021

"The NYSDOL's guidance addresses and clarifies a number of details about the new law.... Use of leave and employee coverage ... Amount of leave ... Retroactive application ... Notice and documentation requirements ... Unionized employers."

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation

New Jersey Issues Guidance on Employer-Mandated Vaccines
Ballard Spahr Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 29, 2021

"The guidance generally tracks that published by the [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)] in December.... The New Jersey guidance explains that an employer may require that an employee receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the workplace, with a few limited exceptions[.]"

Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19)  •  Local Regulation

New California App Describes Baby Bonding and Pregnancy-Related Disability Leave
FordHarrison Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Mar. 29, 2021

"The free and interactive app is designed to guide California employees on how to obtain job-protected leave to bond with a new child or for a pregnancy-related disability.... [T]he app does not 'manage,' 'process,' or keep track of an employee's leave or return from leave, and is not a substitute for the employer's current HR policies."

Tags: FMLA and Other Leave  •  Local Regulation


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